Warning

Many properties, especially our countryside places, have been affected by damage from Storm Arwen. Please check the specific property pages before visiting.

Stories

Discover more about Scotland’s heritage and how we’re working to protect it.
26 Oct 2021

What’s open this winter

Many of our places are open for you to enjoy this winter. Here’s an at-a-glance overview to help you plan even more memorable days out.

16 Dec 2021

What to expect when visiting our places – update

We want you to enjoy your visit to our places – your safety is our priority.

14 Dec 2021

Artists announced for Burns Big Night In 2022

We’re delighted to confirm the performers who’ll be making our online Burns celebration even bigger and better for 2022.

19 Jan 2022

‘Colm’ – an island journey with St Columba

Be taken on an island journey with St Columba through Canna, Lewis and islands of the Irish Gaeltacht in this short film.

18 Jan 2022

Reading the room

A journey through some of the pictures in our collections demonstrates how these images can be used to help us display the interiors of our properties today.

18 Jan 2022

A high pollen count

Our Head of Archaeology describes how analysing the pollen preserved in soil samples can tell us a lot about the historical vegetation cover on Ben Lawers and how this land was used many centuries ago.

Love Scotland podcasts

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode tells some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places, showcasing how everything we do is for the love of Scotland.

13 Jan 2022

Hidden secrets in our buildings

Clues to the lives of former residents can be found throughout the Trust’s castles and country houses. This story takes a look at a few examples.

12 Jan 2022

Storm Arwen – an opportunity arises

After the severe storm in November, the clean-up process is underway. Although some areas have lost many thousands of trees, it is not an entirely bleak outlook for the future.